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Around Georgia: Overturned car rescue in Vinings

Around Georgia: Overturned car rescue in Vinings

The Cobb County Fire Department rescued someone from an overturned car yesterday in Vinings. The patient was taken to the hospital in stable condition after being evacuated from the car, which had fallen down a slope. Here are some pictures of the car and the rescue. Blood Drive in Dade The Dade County Sheriff's Office would like you to consider donating with Blood Assurance. Your efforts will be rewarded. Donors may choose between a $10.00 Chipotle Gift Card or Blood Assurance Cooler Bag. The blood drive is Tuesday, July 6th at the Sheriff's Office Justice Building. More information is below.…
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Georgia World Congress Center reopens to help with coronavirus surge

Georgia World Congress Center reopens to help with coronavirus surge

Just as Gov. Brian Kemp announced the Georgia World Congress Center will reopen to help hospitals with the surge, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Georgia has broken its previous record. On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 6,242 cases and 52 confirmed deaths. The previous record was 6,144, set less than a week ago, on Dec. 18. “In concert with rises in cases and hospitalizations, our hospitals have seen increased need for bed space to treat other patients,” Kemp said during a news conference at Emory University. “The state is activating a rapid plan to increase…
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Coronavirus Update: Georgia to use World Congress Center surge beds next week

Coronavirus Update: Georgia to use World Congress Center surge beds next week

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow throughout Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp announced the state will begin using the surge bed facility at the Georgia World Congress Center Aug. 3. With a total capacity of 120 beds, the facility will house an initial surge of 60 beds and increase based on need. The move comes as Georgia has been averaging more than 3,500 new cases of coronavirus each day for the past week. In that same time period about 45 people are dying each day statewide from the virus. Georgia currently has 182,286 confirmed coronavirus cases and 3,671 people have died…
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